NTP has finally gotten their way. For a final settlement over $612 Million, now they will have a ton of money to pour into other areas of their business. But pour into what? Most likely, into filing more patents. It isn't the end of the road for RIM, who have workarounds and now licensing, and the ability to challenge the patents in the future. There is a possibility that RIM may go after NTP in court to invalidate theircurrent claims. Without any R&D goals and no particular interests, the company, as the article mentions, will probably not last long, or at least not in the state it is now. They aren't stopping, though, with child companies going after other areas, including targetting Microsoft with some of their software technologies. A great day for lawyers.